Thursday, January 22, 2009

LOST S5 E1 & E2 Reflection

For those of you that don't know, I am a huge LOST fan. For those of you that don't know, LOST is a television show that comes on ABC about a group of plane crash survivors and their quest on a mysterious island. For those of you that don't know, a television, or tv, is a gateway into another world...

Anyway, I am a huge fan of LOST. I've watched it since it premiered a few years ago with Season 1. The island has waged so many mysteries that my mind cannot remember them all. The character relationships with each other, in the past and present and future, are intriguing. The definition of good and evil and faith and science are all very questionable, and ofttimes it's hard to know how to describe accurately any character. You may think they are acting one way, when their intent is something completely different.


But this post isn't a post about why I like LOST. This post is a reflection of last nights episodes, "Because You Left" and "The Lie." The post-island Oceanic 6 have all slid into depression/madness/paranoia, and they all are acting differently than they were when on the island. Ben is wanting to collect them all, including a dead Jeremy Bentham, and to try and return to the island. The folks that remained on the island are now going through a space/time warp, traveling both frontwards and backwards through time. Daniel Faraday emerges as a leader (which I approve of) and attempts to explain this to the viewer. A good summary of the episodes is this: things get crazier and crazier on and off the island.

I enjoyed the episodes mainly because I've been dying to watch LOST since Season 4 ended last Spring. The story is still intriguing me, though I feel that its complexity may be losing viewers. People sometimes want a normal story. LOST is far from normal, as its creators tell the stories from many different and unique perspectives. I think Season 5 looks promising, but probably won't be as good as the earlier seasons. But my hopes are high and my expectations realistic, so I think I should be fine.


Sailor Matt said...

I hope they don't spend too much time trying to get back onto the island and "correcting" the space/time slip. Things are a bit chaotic right now, and I don't think that can be sustained without losing a significant viewer base. While it's true that the characters' lives have always been chaotic on and off the island, the show itself has always been very well structured.

I'm uber excited that LOST is back on :)

logankstewart said...

Absolutely right, Matt. Everything has always seemed pretty chaotic except for the show itself. Definitely hope it doesn't take too long for the Oceanic 6 to get back, as the island is the best setting for the group. And I second your uber excitednes.

marky said...
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marky said...

Oops!Spelling mistake.

Arrg! I won't see it until later this year, so I never read passed the spoiler notice...........

How many of the Lost cast does it take to change a lightbulb?

Only one, but it will take 20 episodes.